The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu was seen with a group of people on Thursday, and he wasn’t wearing a mask.
IGP Adamu was with other police officers whom he decorated at the Police Force Headquarters in Abuja, a public building, without wearing mask, photos shared online showed.
By appearing in public with no mask, IGP Adamu may have violated an executive order President Muhammadu Buhari signed on January 27.
Under that executive order, Nigerians can be arrested, prosecuted, fined or (and) jailed for up to six months if they fail to wear a mask in public or flout other COVID-19 rules.
But IGP Adamu is not alone. Last Saturday, Buhari was seen violating his own executive order. After filling a party registration form in Daura of Katsina State, he stood in the midst of other politicians and took his mask off.
Ironically, the police, led by IGP Adamu to whom Buhari is boss, are mandated to arrest any Nigerian who breaks Buhari’s executive order.